Filed Under (Mazda) by admin on 02-03-2011
Some vehicles equipped with the folding soft top may experience water accumulation in the foot wells due to the soft top drains becoming clogged with leaves and other debris. 1736a DRAIN COVER DRAIN VALVE ASSEMBLY As mass production changes: – A filter has been added to the drain valve assembly to prevent leaves or other foreign substance from clog- ging the drain. – Ribs have been added to the upper and lower valves of the drain valve assembly to prevent the valves (rub- ber flaps) from being forced out of position in the event compressed air is used to clear the drains from under the vehicle. – A foam urethane filter has been established for the drain cover. Vehicles with clogged drains should have the drain assemblies updated as described in the following repair pro- cedure, also included in this bulletin are maintenance tips for the customers to perform to ensure dependable operation of these drains. REPAIR PROCEDURE NOTE: Removal of the soft top is not required to perform the repair procedure. Illustrations in this bulletin are for component identification and location purposes only. 1. Verify customer concern. 2. Remove rear package trim according to Workshop Manual (section 09 -17 REAR PACKAGE TRIM REMOVAL/INSTALLATION) and related components, then remove the left and right side shelves according to Workshop Manual (section 09-17 SIDE SHELF REMOVAL/INSTALLATION). 3. Remove the seat belt retractors and covers according to Workshop Manual (section 08-11 SEAT BELT REMOVAL/INSTALLATION). – - TYPE A VEHICLES: Proceed to next step. TYPE B VEHICLES: Proceed to “TYPE B VEHICLES” under DRAIN VALVE REPLACEMENT. 4. Using seat belt retractor holes for access, remove the drain valve assemblies. DRAIN COVER FILTER INSTALLATION 1. Clean and degrease the drain cover assemblies.